The ESSE (Early School-Leaving and Second-Chance Education) Kick-Off meeting was held in Trim, Ireland between the 29th and 30th of January 2013. ESSE seeks to reduce early school leaving amongst European Primary, Secondary and older students through the use of existing tools. The partners discussed the work that needs to be done and the development of the project. Dates for future deliverables and meetings were set and expected outcomes were also discussed.